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Friday, September 10, 2010

Plurality, Morality, & Technology

Put together to honour one of the most influential philosophers in recent times, Mrinal Miri, this book brings together articles on philosophy, politics, literature and society, and updates the status of enquiry in each of these fields. In his philosophical writings, Miri has broken the stranglehold that early training has on academics and written on a range of themes and areas, including analytical philosophy, political philosophy, tribal identity, ethics and, more recently, an abiding engagement with the ideas of Gandhi.
The articles in this volume mirror some of Miri’s concerns and philosophical interests, but go beyond the format of a festschrift, as they seek to enhance and restate themes in moral philosophy, ethics, questions of identity, Gandhi’s philosophy, and offer a fresh perspective on themes such as secularism, religion and politics.
About the Editors
Jyotirmaya Sharma is Professor of Political Science, University of Hyderabad.
A. Raghuramaraju is Professor of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad.

Alien Technology: Coping with Modern Mysteries Ananda MitraWake Forest University, USA
This book explores the consequences of technological alienation on individuals and communities in the modern times. The world is already witnessing situations in which those who are alienated from technologies are at the mercy of those who are "in the know". This may even lead to the creation of a new kind of class system based on technology literacy.
This book explores complex technologies, presents ways of identifying the levels of alienation and suggests remedies for overcoming the alienation and becoming better and empowered users of technology. Replete with examples and written in lucid language, its humourous, tongue-in-cheek style will engage the reader. 2010 / 224 pages / Paper: Rs 295.00 (978-81-321-0466-7) 

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